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    Legs; OK! Lungs; not! bobthib's Avatar
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    OMG! What do you do when the cap't has to fart?

    New to tandems. Got gas. What do you do? Is the a proper call out?
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    Successful tandem-ing is all about pleasing the stoker. This runs against that rule.

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    General rule is to hold it.

    On something like a double century, that is kind of hard. I will try and wait until a rest stop, or fast downhill (wind), whichever comes up first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobthib View Post
    New to tandems. Got gas. What do you do? Is the a proper call out?
    Yes, like many other tandem maneuvers, this is one that will eventually become intuitive to your team but needs to be called out and communicated when you're still new to tandems.

    After a few months and miles of practice, your Stoker will learn to recognize the signs of the Captain's raising off the saddle, followed by a pause in cadence. That's her signal to get out of the drops and get her face into the fresh air as soon as possible.

    Expect to be admonished by the Stoker anytime you do this on a group ride. You can alternate excuses of "it just snuck out while I was taking a butt break" or you can blame it on the dog, even if he's nowhere in sight, just like you do at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydreisch View Post
    Successful tandem-ing is all about pleasing the stoker. This runs against that rule.
    Correct.
    Resist the urge unless you have a tailwind that's faster than your speed.
    Tailwind? Wind from behind? Breeze from the rear?
    Never mind.
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    I simply state.. I am proud to claim that one! Then wait for the fun to begin, my wife is very creative with the pokes and smacks and little annoyances for the next few miles.

    Just try not to make a habit of it!

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    Relax, then ride faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regomatic View Post
    Yes, like many other tandem maneuvers, this is one that will eventually become intuitive to your team but needs to be called out and communicated when you're still new to tandems.

    After a few months and miles of practice, your Stoker will learn to recognize the signs of the Captain's raising off the saddle, followed by a pause in cadence. That's her signal to get out of the drops and get her face into the fresh air as soon as possible.

    Expect to be admonished by the Stoker anytime you do this on a group ride. You can alternate excuses of "it just snuck out while I was taking a butt break" or you can blame it on the dog, even if he's nowhere in sight, just like you do at home.
    Regomatic, you are the MAN!! Best laugh I had in the BF ina long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornucopia72 View Post
    Regomatic, you are the MAN!! Best laugh I had in the BF ina long time.
    No problemo, I am more than happy to share any and all of our tandem experiences that will benefit the rest of our small but enthusiastic community.







    (Stoker Michele thought it was too true but pretty funny too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    General rule is to hold it.

    You should NEVER hold a fart. If you do, it travels up your spine and into your brain and this is how ****ty ideas are born.

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    Simple fix works for me all the time... run over that dead skunk in the road and let loose!!!

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    It's all the stoker's fault!
    She should not fix gaseous meals (beans/chili again?) the night before a ride!!!

    Hate to sound like a commercial, but here's always BEAN-O; take BEAN-O now, so there'll 'be no' gas later. . .
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    Roll that beautiful bean footage!!!!

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    Is that ANSI approved?

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    The reason pads in bike shorts were invented is to deflect the blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veloellen View Post
    Is that ANSI approved?
    Well, it looks like the stoker could fit a bike helmet over it...


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    Or you could start working on your Le Petomane imitations as a diversion.

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    What if there is a tailwind and the stoker cuts one? Is it STILL the captain's fault?????

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    I smile because I know that it's going to make my nagavator pedal harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneezy View Post
    What if there is a tailwind and the stoker cuts one? Is it STILL the captain's fault?????
    Yes. Everything bad is the Captain's fault; all that is good stems from the Stoker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sch View Post
    Or you could start working on your Le Petomane imitations as a diversion.
    Le Petomane - my hero.
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    Yet another advantage of hybrid-recumbents like the Pino or Viewpoint: superior gas-diffusion geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by regomatic View Post
    Yes, like many other tandem maneuvers, this is one that will eventually become intuitive to your team but needs to be called out and communicated when you're still new to tandems.

    After a few months and miles of practice, your Stoker will learn to recognize the signs of the Captain's raising off the saddle, followed by a pause in cadence. That's her signal to get out of the drops and get her face into the fresh air as soon as possible.

    Expect to be admonished by the Stoker anytime you do this on a group ride. You can alternate excuses of "it just snuck out while I was taking a butt break" or you can blame it on the dog, even if he's nowhere in sight, just like you do at home.

    Reg...good one

    For us, being an aviation type household, I write it off as thrust helping to increase forward velocity.

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    Worse yet, what if you have leakage and shard your shamie....This can be disastorous on a century.
    Pain is Weakness Leaving The Body[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC].

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